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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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Latest carpentry case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Carpenters on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

New decking

Posted 2 weeks ago

Decking needs replacing. Need done by end of August/ begining of September

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Exterior boards replacement

Posted 4 weeks ago

Prior to wall insulation install and a repaint, we need some external boards replaced as they're rotten. 1x weatherboard, about 1 metre length 1x windowsill next to the weatherboard 1x section of bargeboard We'd really appreciate it if the job could be completed asap as other tradies are waiting to begin. Cheers.

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Re-hinge the sticking/sagging door

Posted 12 hours ago

Hi. I need to fix a sticking double glazed pine door (see first two photos). Currently, the door has three hinges, but it will probably need four hinges to be fixed properly. I am looking for somebody who can do a quality, tidy job, including putting timber patches in place of old hinges and apply some varnish to protect the frame. I would not consider a quick fix (eg, shaving off the frame). Also, I need another small job done - to hinge a kitchen cabinet door (see last picture). Thank you.

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Trim some doors due to the carpet change

Posted 2 days ago

As we just changed our carpet, which is thicker than the previous carpet, four doors need to be trimmed to fit the current carpet.

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Shift small wall & extend wardrobe etc

Posted 1 week ago

Part 1) Photo 1 - Extend existing wardrobe into adjacent empty 1100mm cavity. Leave opening(s) for sliding doors to be fitted later. Leave all finishes filled/sanded etc ready for painting. Part 2) Extend existing coat rack cavity at front door [photo 2] into empty space behind [photo 3] which includes rebuilding the HWC cupboard and fitting a door to the cupboard. Build storage seats into expanded coat cavity. Leave all finishes filled/sanded etc ready for painting. Part 3) Repair/r...

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Exterior House Maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to quote for exterior house maintenance prior to painting. We've got a single story weatherboard house, that is likely to have a few rotten weatherboards and window frames requiring maintenance before painting. Someone who could do both maintenance and painting would be ideal.

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Replace two weatherboards

Posted 1 day ago

Hi! We're looking for someone to replace two cracked/rotten weatherboards on the North side of our house. There is no current time constraint, but this wall does need repainting and I'm also looking for painters so we're looking to get this completed before I can involve a painter. We also have a couple of inside carpentry jobs (measuring for and fitting wardrobe doors) that could potentially also be done too.

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Door repairs

Posted 1 week ago

I have three doors that need repairing. Other doors may need refitting as some of them don't close properly

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Kitchen repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need some repair work done on a sill inside a bay window over a kitchen sink. It's currently tiled but falling apart so looking at replacing with seratone or something similar. This is a rental. We also need the kitchen benchtop replaced. This is fairly urgent as there's a rip in the benchtop and we're concerned about water getting in behind.

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New TimberTech Deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

New 36m2 TimberTech decking to replace old and rotting Kwila deck. Owner will demolish and remove all deck and pergola. Supplier MUST install this decking system to manufacturers specification using 6m lengths of Terrain solid Silver Maple using TOPloc direct fix fasteners and 450mm spaced joists and 3mm board gaps. Supplier MUST have experience in installing this system.

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Decking Finish

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a deck that i have 90% complete, just need the last of the decking cut and screwed down. All materials are on site just havnt got the time to finish it. will also need a track saw cut along edge once decking finished.

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Kitchen Flooring replacement

Posted 4 weeks ago

Had a leaky pipe in behind kitchen sink which has resulted in a wavy and uneven floor in the area. Guessing its biscuit board under the thin wooden faux flooring boards. Looking for options and prices to remedy this

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Extend front deck and build wheelchair ramp

Posted 1 week ago

I need to have my deck extended and a wheelchair ramp built for my disabled daughter, as well as having our front door removed and the area closed in and reframed for a small window as we are having a new double glazed french door installed further along from current entryway.

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Window Rescue In the Hutt

Posted 3 weeks ago

Keen to get someone to come and look at our 15 wooden windows in our art deco home. There is much work here to repair/ restore/ replace as agreed. Can we start with a chat?

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Building deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, looking for a new deck in our backyard, thanks

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Pergola #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm looking to build pergola over the deck.

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Reduce door frame and and Wooden architrave

Posted 2 weeks ago

The existing doorway is too big for the door that is going in. Doorway needs to be replaced. Rimu architrave carefully reduced in one side. No new materials needed.

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Decking stairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Would like to add stairs to the end of an existing deck. Also check over existing decking and privacy screen.

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Room doors and cupboard doors

Posted 1 month ago

To trim the doors after carpeting .

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Minor Maintaince work at home

Posted 5 days ago

We need someone who can clean the house and office, repair some assembly furniture, clean Windows, clean roof gutters, sweep rubbish regularly, based in Stokes Valley and Naenae. Ideally you have basic carpentery tools and carpentry knowledge. Thanks

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

handrail outdoor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Room doors and cupboard doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Deck repair?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair to wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Staining indoor furniture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Floor Joist Repair To Add Strength & Rigidity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of section of floor boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden window maintenance #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof space - broken strut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

New Balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat door in a timber door


23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door handles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bearer beam replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal Doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Deck with roof

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Classroom Doors #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing handrails

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Whole deck revamp

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Trung

Joined August 2016

Hi , i have been building new houses for 5 years. A lot of thing i have done since i been on site . Love to see the house comming up and completing . Also i can fixing house and build things around the house. I am a qualified builder .

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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JD residential restorers

Joined June 2021

Hello, I am a qualified painter and general, minor house repair expert with over 5 years experience. I specialize in small to medium sized jobs. I am a one man band but because of that have very competitive pricing. I work hard to meet deadlines and always aim to have the best possible quality finish on every job.

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Clash Furniture Makers

Joined April 2017

Hi, we are a boutique furniture making company . We specialize in custom made furniture or bespoke pieces for clients who have been looking for a piece but just can't find it . We will recreate something you like the look of or help you make your ideas and designs a reality. From dining tables to timber bench/bar tops. From bedroom furniture to Bathroom Vanities and everything in between, if it...

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Newframe Construction

Joined August 2021

*Qualified builder & licensed Building Practionior *Specialise in new Builds and roofing *All Building works from the Big jobs to the small jobs ARE take care of. WHERE PRIDE MEETS PROFECTION!! LOOK NO FURTHER THEN NEWFRAMECONSTRUCTION

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Greaney Trade Services

Joined July 2021

-Electrical -Home Maintenance -Handyman -Renovations -Fences -Decks Hi, I am a qualified electrician with years of experience in all residential installations, renovations, maintenance and repairs. I also have the skills, tools and experience for most home maintenance, renovation, handyman and repair jobs around the house. I am an honest, hard working and reliable person that is committe...

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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Solid Industries Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi, We specialize in residential & Property maintenance inside and out. helping you un-stick Sticky doors to finishing off the kitset kitchen you brought but never got round to installing. We also re-build fences, gates, decks etc etc.

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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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Legacy Custom Construction LTD

Joined May 2021

I have over 15 years experience in the building industry, both commercial and residential construction with projects from small renovations & decks to high end new builds in Seatoun. My company employs 3 staff including a female apprentice soon to be carpenter. we mainly keep ourselves busy with new builds, most recently we have completed a 301 square meter 3 level home. and we enjoy m...

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